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Sega Rally Online Arcade Review: Very Short, Easy Game… Maybe?

The last time consoles saw the Sega Rally franchise, it was 2007. The first and only product from the now-defunct Sega Racing Studio, Sega Rally Revo was a challenging, pretty, and unusually deep attempt at arcade-style off-road racing. The game didn’t fare very well – an unfortunate circumstance likely due to the declining interest in racing games this console cycle. Four years later, the franchise returns to gaming platforms as the download-only Sega Rally Online Arcade. A stripped-down game based heavily on the engine used in Sega Rally Revo, the game captures the loose, arcadey gameplay the series is known for. Due to its heritage, it’s one of the better looking racing games for any console’s downloadable game service. At $10 SROA is definitely affordable, but keep in mind you have to be an avid online player to get the most out of it. (more…)

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Sonic leads Sega’s E3 lineup… again

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. It’s a popular phrase that goes back almost 200 years and Sega has certainly adopted it in their crusade to create another great Sonic the Hedgehog game on a console. The publisher will try again this year as Sonic Generations (3DS, PS3, Xbox 360) leads their E3 lineup. Sega is so sure they’ve got it right this time that they’re even giving the public a sneak peek at the game at the Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 8 at 6 PM (Pacific Time).

The remainder of Sega’s lineup is pretty diverse and seems to have a little bit of something for everyone:

  • The long-gestating squad-based shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Platinum Games’ latest brawler, Anarchy Reigns
  • The Terminator-esque Binary Domain
  • Movie-to-game adaptation Captain America: Super Soldier
  • The reborn puzzler Crush 3D
  • The XBLA debut of Treasure’s Guardian Heroes
  • The brilliant light gun shooter House of the Dead: Overkill, on the PS3 for the first time.
  • Downloadable action title Renegade Ops
  • The first M-rated Kinect game, Rise of Nightmares
  • The rally racer Sega Rally Online Arcade, which is available now
  • And Shinobi emerging from the shadows on the 3DS

Sega also has a few surprises in store for the E3 Expo as they’ve promised “more than 13 new games across all major platforms,” but they only listed 12 games. Considering the company’s close relationship with Nintendo, I’d bet good money that we’ll get a Wii 2 announcement or two.

More information on Sega’a announced E3 slate can be found after the break. (more…)

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PlayStation Store back online with 17 new games; “Welcome Back” details coming

It missed Sony’s “end of May” promise by one day, but as of late last night, the PlayStation Store is now back online! However, there’s still no word on the “Welcome Back” offers and Sony would only say that more details would be coming soon.

The consolemaker plans to push out multiple updates a week to get the store back up to speed and today’s update is rather huge (though quite lacking in anything really noteworthy):

Downloadable PS3 Games

  • Alien Crush ($5.99)
  • Bonk’s Adventure ($5.99)
  • Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls ($14.99)
  • Sega Rally Online Arcade ($9.99)
  • Star Raiders ($9.99)
  • Red Johnson’s Chronicles ($12.99)
  • Under Siege ($19.99)
  • Back To The Future: The Game – Episode 3 (Free With Season Pass)
  • Dragon’s Lair II: Time Warp ($9.99)
  • Bomberman ’94 ($5.99)
  • Learning With The Pooyoos: Episode 1 ($8.99)

PSone Classics

  • Missile Command ($5.99)

Downloadable PSP Games

  • Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean ($29.99)
  • Alien Crush ($5.99)
  • Bonk’s Adventure ($5.99)
  • Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars ($29.99)
  • Bomberman ’94 ($5.99)

More information on all of this week’s new games, demos, add-ons, themes and videos can be found at the PlayStation.Blog. The next PlayStation Store update will occur on Friday, June 3. Sony also has special E3-themed updates planned for next week.

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Sega Rally Online Arcade added to XBLA

Microsoft has revealed today’s addition to the Xbox Live Arcade: Sega Rally Online Arcade.

The latest game in the dirt-caked series comes from racing specialists Sumo Digital and will set you back 800 Microsoft Points ($10). A PlayStation Network version is also planned, but obviously you’ll have to wait for the PlayStation Store to return before you can play it.

More details on Sega Rally Online Arcade can be found right here:

When was the last time you enjoyed getting dragged through the mud? Race through five different types of terrain in more rally-bred vehicles than a baker can shake his dozen at. Including the Ford Focus RS, the classic Lancia Delta Integrale and the ferocious Bowler Nemesis. Play through a slew of modes including Time Trials, Single Races, and Championship Events. Cut to the chase and face off online in a variety of 6 Player multiplayer racing events – isn’t it about time you showed your friends who’s numero uno?

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Sega Rally Online Arcade to race onto PSN/XBLA this year

Just yesterday, Sega announced that it would be revamping the classic Sega Rally series in the form of Sega Rally Online Arcade – which was inspired by Sega Rally 3 and Sega Rally Revo. Sega Rally Online Arcade will feature full-fledged HD visuals and the ability to compete in races online, a feat never-before tackled by the Sega Rally titles.

In addition to online competitive play, Sega Rally Online Arcade will also offer the famed Time Attack and Championship Battle modes, achievement/trophy support, online leaderboards, and the combination of five drivers and 13 rally cars to choose from.

And as you may have guessed from the “Arcade” attached to the end of the title, the game will be available only on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade when it’s released later this year.

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